Introduction to Digital Accessibility – Mandatory Training Module

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The University is pleased to release a new online training package ‘An introduction to digital accessibility’.  This mandatory course has been designed to support all staff at the University to create more inclusive and accessible digital content.  As we begin the new term and the implementation of new legislation, the delivery of accessible digital content has never been more important. We therefore ask that all staff complete this module before the end of the calendar year.

This course highlights some of the potential challenges that students and colleagues may face when interacting with content online and how some simple changes can drastically improve their experience.

The course will demonstrate quick tips to improve accessibility in documents, presentations, emails, videos and other digital content.  To further support you, the course will also highlight a range of online resources that you can refer back to in order to continually develop your inclusive practice.

Publishing content online inherently improves accessibility, the aim of this course is to enhance the accessibility further.  For the upcoming academic year, we are asking all staff to take steps to improve the accessibility of their resources using the tools and techniques demonstrated within this course.

Click here to access the Introduction to Digital Accessibility module (website)

This course is available in conjunction with the Accessibility Toolkit, provided to give guidance and support on creating more accessible resources. Click here to access the Accessibility Toolkit (website).

Please email training@lincoln.ac.uk for any system queries.

Digital Education Team and Organisational Development

Poll Everywhere: Stimulate Participation With Student Live Response

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Digital Education Training Week 2019

Taking place on 30th July 2019 from 10.30pm – 12.00pm. Visit http://lncn.eu/training to book.

This session will introduce Poll Everywhere as a solution for engaging students in live response within a lecture or seminar. You can ask a variety of questions and students can reply in real time from any internet based device. It will provide information on; setting up an account with Poll Everywhere and creating your first poll, the various question types and their application in teaching and learning, getting your students to engage and respond, embedding polls into your PowerPoint presentation and reporting on polls you have run with your students.

Understand how Poll Everywhere can be used to enagage students in live response within a lecture or seminar environment.
Appricate the wide variety of question types which can be embedded into your teaching and learning practice and how you use them to compliment your current learning activities.

Updated Lecture Recording Summary Guidance for 2019-20

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The University recently updated its Lecture Recording Guidance for 2019-20. The two-page summary guidance document can be found here.

Additionally, the University will be running a number of training workshops for staff on making the most of Panopto and Video Based Learning. The next one Panopto: Recording Lectures and Creating Video Resources takes place during Digital Education Training Week (w/c 29th July). Workshops can be booked via https://lncn.eu/training. A video showcasing staff use of Panopto and Video Based Learning for creating learning resources can be watched below.

For further details, contact digitaleducation@lincoln.ac.uk

Qualtrics Survey Software

Free survey software is a great tool for allowing and increasing engagement across the University but did you know that many sites no longer comply with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)? To remedy this the University now offers free access to Qualtrics for all staff and students.

Qualtrics is an easy-to-use online survey software that’s powerful enough to to perform even the most sophisticated research, capture insights for process improvement, module feedback, and more. With Qualtrics, project creation is simple. You can easily collaborate your projects and share results with colleagues or other students on campus. Unlike other free online survey sites Qualtrics is compliant with General Data Protection Regulations, therefore is recommended to you by the University.

What are people like me using Qualtrics for?

  • Application Processes
  • Module Feedback
  • Campus Engagement
  • Course Evaluations
  • Paper Process Automation
  • Academic Research
  • Classroom Learning
  • Enhancing Resumes
  • Improving Class Projects
  • Running Club Event Registration / Feedback
  • Launching Field Studies

Want to know more?

Take a look at this short two minute survey in Qualtrics to see how it could work for you: https://unioflincoln.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0B9XiL3G1uBP1PL

How do I learn how to use it?

Qualtrics has a great collection of self-help resources including:

#DigiEd18 Event: Video-based Learning

Following the success of the LALT Showcase: Education in a Digital Age event. The Digital Education team is launching a new series of short themed events called ‘#DigiEd’. The events are aimed at academics who want to enhance their learning and teaching strategies and elements of technology that are used to support: collaboration, inquiry etc.

The first #DigiEd18 will take place on 20th Jun from 12pm until 1pm in the Minerva Building (MB1020). The theme is video-based learning (makerspace).

This practical ‘makerspace’ session will look at different methods of using videos as a teaching medium and will teach you various ways to use aspects of video technology. It gives practical suggestions and provides a real-world context approach. You will also be given the skills to create your own resources. There will also be a Q & A session after the presentation has finished to allow anyone to find out more information.

If you would like to book for this event please visit HR booking system

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